What is a Tooth Extraction?
Extractions involve completely removing one or more teeth from your mouth. Extractions are performed as a way to remove problematic teeth and to improve your overall oral health. Our goal is to perform the extraction in a calm, relaxed and painless manner. Extractions can be done on both pediatric and adult patients easily in our office.
Why would you need a Tooth Extraction?
There are several reasons for needing an extraction. Extractions are often necessary when there is no other way to save a problematic tooth. In other cases, extractions are needed to remove a tooth that will eventually cause oral health problems, like wisdom teeth. Some of the reasons you’d need an extraction include,
- A tooth is severely damaged or decayed
- A tooth is loose due to gum disease
- You have one or more impacted wisdom teeth
- Your child has baby teeth that aren’t falling out on their own
- You need multiple teeth removed to place implants or a denture
Who is a candidate for a Tooth Extraction?
With the help of x-ray technology and a complete examination, we can determine if you might need one or more teeth extracted. While we do everything we can to save and preserve your natural teeth, some teeth may be beyond the point of being saved. In this case, we will recommend that they be removed via an extraction surgery. Extractions are safe for both adults and children of all ages and varying needs.
What happens during a Tooth Extraction?
The process begins with sedation to help relax you during surgery. We then loosen and lift the teeth from the underlying socket. If impacted wisdom teeth are present, we will need to make an incision through the gums to remove the wisdom tooth. Sutures are typically placed to close the open gums and help them to heal. You’ll bite down on gauze to stop bleeding before leaving the office. We will provide you with carefully detailed instructions on how to care for your mouth while it is healing from oral surgery.
If you would like to learn more about extractions and how they’re performed, call us today and one of our friendly team members can further assist you.